Status and Trends of Narragansett Bay and its Watershed: A Geographical Approach

The Narragansett Bay Estuary Program developed 24 environmental indicators for its 2017 State of the Bay and its Watershed report with the collaboration of over 50 bi-state and regional partners. A geographical approach was undertaken at different scales using an array of geospatial methodologies to identify, synthesize, and analyze indicators and to report on their status and trends. This poster depicts a map of the watershed and bay, partitioned to showcase some of the most relevant results for a selection of indicators in each area. Mapping watershed stressors and conditions in this way highlights drivers of change as well as localized variation throughout the landscape and bay.